A question of balance
David Read emailed to say that after overhauling the clutch on his Triumph T160 recently, he put it back together unaware that it was supposed to be assembled paying heed to factory balancing marks – there was nothing about it in the workshop manual.
He says: ‘The moral of the story is to check forums and blogs before you take the thing apart! But is it likely to be a disaster?’
I spoke to Phil Bargh at LP Williams (01524 770956) who offer a balancing service for triple clutches, and he told me the main reason people have a Trident clutch balanced is that it’s been built up from mismatched bits and pieces. The car-type Borg and Beck clutch is a heavy lump, but it all depends just how far out of balance it is. David could be lucky...
He has decided to try it and see how it feels. If it turns out he needs it, LP Williams offer their balanced clutch with new plates, etc as an exchange unit for £305 plus VAT.
LEFT: T160’s cartype Borg and Beck clutch can throw its weight around